Ziggurat of UrZiggate of Ur
é-temen-ní-gùru "Etemenniguru", means "temple whose founding created aura") is a neo-Sumeric ziggurat in the town of Ur near Nasiriyah, in the present province of Dhi Qar, Iraq. It was erected in the early Bronze Age (21st cent. BC), but disintegrated into a ruin in the sixth cent. BC of the Neo-Babylon era when it was renovated by King Nabonidus.
His remnants were unearthed in the 1920' and 1930' by Sir Leonard Woolley. Ziggurat of Ur is next to the Ziggurat of Dur Untash (Chogha Zanbil) the best conserved one known from Iran and Iraq. 3 ] It is one of three well-preserved buildings in the neo-Sumeric town of Ur, together with the Royal Mausolea and the Palace of Ur-Nammu (the E-Hursag).
Ziggurat was constructed by King Ur-Nammu, the great ziggurat of Ur in honor of Nanna/Sîn, about in the 21 st cent. BC (short chronology) during the third dynasty of Ur The solid stepped pyramid measures 64 metres long, 45 metres wide and over 30 metres high.
It is a purely theoretical high, as only the foundation of the Ziggurat of Sumeria is preserved. Ziggurat was built in the 21 st cent. BC by King Shulgi, who declared himself divine in order to gain the loyalty of the town. Throughout its 48-year rule, the town of Ur developed into the state' s capitol, which controls much of Mesopotamia.
A lot of ziggurat were made by piling clay tiles and using sludge for waterproofing. Ziggurat ruins were first found by William Loftus in 1850. It was comprehensively unearthed in the 1920s by Sir Leonard Woolley on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania University Museum and the British Museum between 1922 and 1934.
Leap up ^ Klein, Jacob (1981). Subjectmusical anthems that glorify King ?ulgi of Ur. Skip up to: a g "The Ziggurat of Ur". Released November 24, 2017. Jumping up ^ Heinrich, Ernst (1982). Leap up ^ Gardner, Helen; Kleiner, Fred S.; Mamiya, Christin J. (2005). Highjump ^ Ring, Trudy; Salkin, Rober M.; La Boda, Sharon (1994).
Highjump ^ Boulger, George Simonds (1893). Leap up ^ Sollberger, E. (1972). Highjump ^ Woolley, C. Leonard (1972). Ziggurat and its surroundings. High jumping ^ Marozzi, Justin (August 8, 2016). Released November 24, 2017. Leap to the top ^ Handwerk, Brian (March 21, 2013). Released November 24, 2017.
Highjump ^ Inati, Shams Constantine (2003). PICTURER DIEF MOHSSEIN NAIIF AL-GIZZY shows one of the king's graves at the ruin of Sumeria next to the Ziggurat of Ur. Released November 24, 2017. Woolley, C. Leonard and Moorey, P. R. S., Ur of the Chaldeans:
Reworked and updated edition of Sir Leonard Woolley's Ur Excavations, Cornell University Press (1982).